"There are four of us," wrote Anna Akhmatova, naming Marina Tsvetaeva, with herself, Pasternak and Mandelstam as the poets who during what Blok called `the terrible years' in Russia continued to express in their work the deepest values of their country. Tsvetaeva led a life that was a history of loss: she watched the devastation of her country by a revolution she did not support; during the Moscow famine one of her children died in a State orphanage; her marriage and her many love-affairs were ill-fated; she lived abroad most of her adult life, and soon after her return to Russia, she killed herself. Elaine Feinstein's translations of Tsvetaeva have been greatly admired. In this edition she includes ten further translations and a new introduction.
Literature-Fiction, Poetry, Russian,